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How to buy CRA International stock | $108.27

Learn how to easily invest in CRA International stock.

CRA International Inc is a consulting services business based in the US. CRA International shares (CRAI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CRA International employs 833 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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CRA International stock price (NASDAQ: CRAI)

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CRA International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-24.
Latest market close$108.27
52-week range$37.48 - $110.05
50-day moving average $99.87
200-day moving average $88.34
Wall St. target price$120.00
PE ratio 24.8326
Dividend yield $1.01 (0.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.36

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Is it a good time to buy CRA International stock?

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CRA International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $108.27 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 1.15%
1 month (2021-09-24) 11.50%
3 months (2021-07-23) 26.59%
6 months (2021-04-23) 40.61%
1 year (2020-10-23) 168.99%
2 years (2019-10-24) 158.90%
3 years (2018-10-24) 159.39%
5 years (2016-10-24) 291.43%

Is CRA International under- or over-valued?

Valuing CRA International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CRA International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

CRA International's P/E ratio

CRA International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, CRA International shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

CRA International's PEG ratio

CRA International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3657. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CRA International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CRA International's EBITDA

CRA International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $63.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CRA International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CRA International financials

Revenue TTM $553.9 million
Operating margin TTM 9.04%
Gross profit TTM $138.8 million
Return on assets TTM 5.78%
Return on equity TTM 17.09%
Profit margin 6.17%
Book value $26.96
Market capitalisation $799.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CRA International shares

There are currently 74,495 CRA International shares held short by investors – that's known as CRA International's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% up from 72,059 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CRA International shares can be evaluated.

CRA International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CRA International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CRA International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CRA International shares traded daily (recently around 42087.570621469). CRA International's SIR currently stands at 1.77. In other words for every 100,000 CRA International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1770 shares are currently held short.

However CRA International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CRA International shares, or, against the total number of tradable CRA International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CRA International's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CRA International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0121% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CRA International shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against CRA International.

Find out more about how you can short CRA International stock.

CRA International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.56% of net profits

Recently CRA International has paid out, on average, around 22.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CRA International shareholders could enjoy a 0.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CRA International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.01 per share.

While CRA International's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that CRA International is investing more in its future growth.

CRA International's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

CRA International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CRA International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.4836 up to $110.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CRAI.US volatility(beta: 1.5)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while CRA International's is 1.4968. This would suggest that CRA International's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CRA International overview

CRA International, Inc. , a consulting company, provides economic, financial, and management consulting services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings; and guides corporations through business strategy and performance-related issues. The company also offers consulting services, including research and analysis, expert testimony, and support in litigation and regulatory proceedings in the areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations to corporate clients and attorneys. In addition, it offers management consulting services comprising strategy development, performance improvement, corporate strategy and portfolio analysis, estimation of market demand, new product pricing strategies, valuation of intellectual property and other assets, assessment of competitors' actions, and analysis of new sources of supply. The company serves various industries, including agriculture, banking and capital markets, chemicals, communications and media, consumer products, energy, entertainment, financial services, health care, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, retail, sports, telecommunications, transportation, and technology, as well as metals, mining, and materials. The company was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of CRA International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.728% of CRA International shares are held by insiders and 92.622% by institutions.
How many people work for CRA International?
Latest data suggests 833 work at CRA International.
When does the fiscal year end for CRA International?
CRA International's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is CRA International based?
CRA International's address is: 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02116-5092
What is CRA International's ISIN number?
CRA International's international securities identification number is: US12618T1051
What is CRA International's CUSIP number?
CRA International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 12618T105

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